friday food finds
I had a bunch of things that didn’t quite constitute a full post, so I’m going to stick them all together and call it “food finds”. Why not!
[housemade gyro with potato salad from wich addiction]
Here’s a terrible photo of something SUPER delicious from Wich Addiction. A couple of weeks ago the special of the week was a housemade gyro with their own tzatziki sauce on a scallion flatbread. I almost ate my screen looking at this beautiful sandwich again. The scallion flatbread is SO GOOD and it’s now a regular “bread” option for ANY of their sandwiches. It’s served nice and warm, slightly crisp and is a little fluffy inside. The gyro meat was deliciously flavorful and juicy and I really enjoyed their tzatziki sauce (though I thought the cucumber bits were too large). This sadly isn’t on their regular menu yet… but maybe it will be!
They also have potato salad as a new side option (in addition to housemade chips or salad) and I looooove it. My only complaint is that some of the potato chunks are too large, but that’s minor. It’s flavorful and creamy and I feel that my lunch life is now complete.
[carnivore grilled cheese from the greengo food truck / $9.50]
The office I work at is smack in the middle of Sorrento Valley and we’re near a few of the regular pit stops for various food trucks. One of the stops is right up the street and I saw that the GreenGo Truck, which specializes in grilled cheese, was nearby that day. I dragged Matt and Minion with me and we all got sandwiches to go.
All three of us ordered the Carnivore Grilled Cheese – which, is basically like a Patty Melt but without the onions (and also cheesier). It has provolone, sharp cheedar, swiss, muenster and mozzarella all stuffed into one sandwich somehow plus a hamburger patty on sourdough bread. You also get to choose one “spread” to go on your sandwich.
Yes, it’s as rich as it sounds! It was almost a little too cheesy (how could I ever say that?!) but I still liked it. The patty was very juicy and the whole thing was kind of a mess to eat. Not sure if it was really worth $9.50 though (no sides come with it) but it was tasty in it’s own super greasy super cheesy kind of way.
[butterscotch dipped cone from mr. frosty / $1.79]
This is maybe the saddest looking dipped cone I have ever gotten. Jake and I finally made it to Mr. Frosty before one of his games and there was zero parking… so he just idled while I ran over and got myself a cone. I SHOULD have gotten a cherry dipped cone because I’ve never had cherry dipped but my mouth sputtered out butterscotch instead. It’s really a half assed effort on their part and the cone is a really wonky size. I bit the top off already and the whole thing had holes and drips in it from the second I got it and I manically tried to lick all of the spots for the photo. It quickly dribbled all over me. It tasted okay. I still want to try the cherry dipped.
It’s after Labor Day! You know what that means! PUMPKIN EVERYTHING. I actually found this in August over at Target and I was so excited. Noosa is my hands down favorite yogurt and I love pumpkin stuff so I had to buy this! It’s a Target exclusive and let me tell you it is DELICIOUS. There are big swirls of delicious pumpkin (which tastes a little like pumpkin cream cheese swirled in) and the yogurt is so creamy and yummy. Normally I’m boring and only get the Honey flavor but this one might be my new favorite flavor.
[fried apple pies from church’s chicken / $1.29 each]
Last but not least… fried apple pies! My parents adore Church’s Chicken. We used to live in the hood (in Encanto) and there was a Church’s Chicken nearby on Euclid Ave. (it is still there, actually) and my parents loved going to that place. I remember always, always, always wanting an apple pie from Church’s whenever they would go. Now that we’re in FAR AWAY Mira Mesa it’s not really convenient to go there… but Jake lives closer to the locations so last night I picked up some Church’s for them and had to get some apple pies as well. These are still the old school, totally deep fried, totally sinfully delicious versions of apple pie. They put this vanilla glaze over the top to just make them more delicious. The apple filling is warm and sweet with a little bit of cinnamon inside.
I didn’t take a photo of it, but I remembered that I also love their biscuits which have honey baked into the top of them. Mmm!
Hope you all get through the Friday quick! Happy weekend!